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Prospective Graduate Checklist

May 2020 Graduates:

•  Meet degree requirements as listed in the university catalog (either year of entry or year of exit). Undergraduates must also meet all Convocation requirements. For completing Convocation requirements, please submit appropriate paperwork, (community service materials, convocation appeals, etc.)  to the Dean of Students Office. (615.460.6407)

•  Complete Graduation Application (see Graduation Application Deadlines).

•  Pay the required, non-refundable, graduation fee.

•  If a transfer student, make sure official transcripts from all institutions attended are on file with the Office of the Registrar.

•  If taking courses at another institution, confirm that final grades will be submitted to the Belmont University Registrar prior to or on the day that senior grades are due. (See Academic Calendar)

•  Complete a Commencement Absence Request form if you do not plan to attend the graduation ceremony.

•  Reserve any special services needed for graduates or guests with disabilities by completing the Commencement Special Services Request form.

•  Pick up cap and gown from the Foutch Alumni House. Do NOT decorate or alter cap and gown.  Masters and doctoral candidates also need to secure appropriate hood. Degree candidates should review their student email for date, time, and location of cap and gown pick-up.

•  Latin honor cords (Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude) and Alpha Chi cords are issued by the university the Thursday before graduation at Belmont Central to qualified undergraduate candidates. These are the approved cords for commencement attire.

•  Pay student account, including any parking fines. Return all library materials. Complete exit interview with the Office of Student Financial Services if you receive any type of federal funding (grants and loans) (615.460.6403)

•  Order graduation announcements/invitations from the Belmont Bookstore (615.460.6418) or online from Jostens.

•  Order Belmont class ring (optional) from Jostens. (800.854.7464)

•  Contact the Office of Career Services for placement assistance and to update information (615.460.6490)